First, I have to admit that I’m obsessed with skincare. It all started in 2020 when I joined the Korean skincare bandwagon. I’ve discovered a whole new world of amazing products that made me enjoy my skincare journey more.
This year, I’ve decided to try not only K-beauty but also some of the most hyped and best-selling skincare products on the market. Amongst a ton of newfound favorites, I’ve narrowed down my list to these five products that really “wowed” me this 2021.
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A K-beauty favorite. This gel-type cleanser lathers really well. It has a low ph of 5.5 which makes it an ideal gentle everyday cleanser that won’t dry out your skin.
It is formulated with hydrating glycerin and soothing Centella Asiatica. I’m really enjoying this cleanser because it feels so nice on the skin. It makes me look forward to cleansing my skin every morning and evening.
The gold standard of topical Vitamin C serum. Clinically proven to deliver visible results. Patented formula. Dermatologist recommended. Loved by celebrities, beauty editors, and skincare experts.
The only reason why I hesitated to buy this product was the steep price of $166. I waited until there was a 15% off promo before I took the plunge.
Is it worth it?
I’ve been applying 5-6 drops of this serum to my face and neck everyday. A little goes a long way so the 30ml bottle could last for 3 months. The serum has lightened my lingering dark spots and my complexion looks a lot more radiant. Though this serum impressed me, I still don’t think that it’s worth the full price tag.
Am I going to repurchase?
I’m thinking of trying other less expensive dupes of this product. But, if this serum goes on sale, then I’ll definitely buy this product again.
3. SPOT TREATMENT
The product has 5.5% micronized benzoyl peroxide that penetrates into the pores to destroy acne-causing bacteria. It also contains 0.4% lipo hydroxy acid (LHA), a derivative of salicylic acid which helps exfoliate the skin.
I love the formulation because it is not as drying or irritating compared to other drugstore spot treatment products. And, it does a great job of clearing up my pimple quickly.
Another K-beauty favorite. I’m very picky when it comes to moisturizers because the wrong one can exacerbate acne breakouts. This cream doesn’t contain any fragrance, essential oil, or alcohol that could irritate the skin. It is packed with nourishing ingredients such as squalene, cholesterol, fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides.
I love the non-greasy formula that soaks right into the skin. It is not too heavy, but it provides the right amount of moisture that my skin needs to stay healthy and happy this winter.
What’s not to love?
Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, cosmetically elegant, broad-spectrum sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast. This product checks off EVERYTHING I wish for from sunscreen.
The key ingredients are 11.8% Zinc Oxide and 7% Octinoxate which protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It is also formulated with shea butter to boost skin moisture and 5% niacinamide to provide a myriad of skincare benefits (antioxidants, calms inflammation, brightens skin, curbs oil production, strengthens the skin barrier, etc.).
A serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen in one. This product is heaven-sent!
Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your 2021 skincare favorites? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for reading. May this coming year bring you lots of love, laughter, and joy.
Cheers to a great 2022!